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02/05/2020 - UK Covid 19 statistics

Number of cases and deaths

As of 9am on 2 May, there have been 1,129,907 tests, with 105,937 tests on 1 May.

825,946 people have been tested of which 182,260 tested positive.

As of 5pm on 1 May, of those tested positive for coronavirus in the UK, 28,131 have sadly died. This new figure includes deaths in all settings not just in hospitals.

The equivalent figure under the old measure would have been 23,701.

Tests People tested Positive results Deaths

Daily **105,937 63,667 4,806 621

Total 1,129,907 825,946* 182,960 28,131

** Approx 39k of tests have been sent out by post - Not completed.

Change on previous day

UK infected Up : 6,201 Previous 6,032

UK Tested Down: 73,191 Previous 81,611

UK Died Down : 739 Previous 765

Breakdown of total people tested by 3 of the testing strategy ‘pillars’

Pillar 1 Pillar 2 Pillar 4

People Tested 589,339 236,607

Tests 760,219 354,823 14,865

Positive 149,005 33,255

Pillar 1: swab testing in PHE labs and NHS hospitals for those with a medical need and the most critical workers and their families

Pillar 2: swab testing for key workers and their households

Pillar 4: a national surveillance programme for population blood testing, using a high accuracy antibody test operated by Public Health England to find out what proportion of the population have had the virus.

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